Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute has to date won the hearts of audiences in a number of countries.
The film has become a theatrical hit in Italy, with a box-office of over 1.3 million dollars in only three days since its release. The film had an unorthodox premiere in Italy, being released on a Monday. By Wednesday, the film managed to garner a revenue of over 1.3 million dollars (source: cinetel.it), reaching the top slot in the current box-office standings in Italy and beating such blockbuster hits as Blade Runner 2049 and The Snowman.
In the United States the film has also noted a significant increase in admissions, rising by 200% last week and a further 97.8% this week. In the Polish Box Office, the film is also doing well, noting an unusually low decrease in admissions in its second weekend, only by 5%. The film has been seen by over 156,000 viewers in Poland to date.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) is the world's first painted feature film, made by Polish director and painter Dorota Kobiela and by Hugh Welchman (winner of the Academy Award for Peter & the Wolf).
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) was produced by Oscar-winning Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Partners of the project include CeTA, Odra Film, Silver Reel, the Cinema and Management Group, the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, and the MEDIA programme. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Through 65,000 hand-painted frames, Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) tells the story of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world's most acclaimed painters. Told as an investigation into the death of the artist, the story brings to life over 100 of van Gogh's paintings.
"The idea stemmed from a need to bring together two art forms — painting and film — and telling the story of an artist through his art, brought to life using animation. Van Gogh as an artist has fascinated me since the early days of my own path as an artist, which is why I wanted to use his works to tell the story of the painter himself and embark on this exceptional journey through his works, by giving them a new dimension and discovering their inner dynamics," said director Dorota Kobiela in an interview for the Polish Film Institute.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, has been sold to over 130 territories to date. The film will be released around the world, including France, China, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Thailand, Colombia, India, Russia, and Brazil.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) had its world premiere in Main Competition at the Annecy Animated Film Festival, winning the Audience Award. The film went on to receive accolades at the Shanghai IFF, winning the award for best animated film. The film was also shown at the opening ceremony of the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, screening in Main Competition.
The film was released theatrically in Poland on October 6, 2017. Distribution in Poland is handled by Next Film.
Based on a press release by Next Film
Translated by Karolina Kołtun